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Condé Nast Traveler Online

October 2020

Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2020: Top Spa Resorts in the U.S. and the World

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Elite Traveler

September 2020

The Best Wellness Retreats in the U.S.

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Condé Nast Traveler Online

September 2020

The Best Fall Getaways from NYC

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Vogue Online

September 2020

Wha It’s Like to Visit a Spa During a Pandemic

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Veranda Online

August 2020

“…this resort has already been making waves in its first year.”

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goop

August 2020

“…a zen-link oasis in the middle of Water Mill”

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Town & Country Online

August 2020

“Where to (safely) say goodbye to summer and usher in the fall season”

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Indagare

August 2020

“The beautiful property will appeal to design lovers and foodies…”

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Travel Curator

August 2020

“A heavenly Japanese-inspired spa and wellness retreat in the Hamptons”

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Men's Journal Online

August 2020

Remote Wellness Retreats That Will Put Your Mind and Body at Ease

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Conde Nast Traveler Online

August 2020

“…a considered wellness retreat that feels a world away from the often status-driven outings at the Hamptons.”

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Fathom

July 2020

“…open and airy with beautiful landscaping, outdoor spa pools, and a focus on centering and taking care of the self.”

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The East Hampton Star

July 2020

A Taste of Serenity

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The Purist

July 2020

The Inn Crowd: Ten Places to Check-in and Check-out, with Safety and Comfort a Priority

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Travel Curator

June 2020

A Hamptons Oasis

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Conde Nast Traveler Online

June 2020

Eleven Spa Weekend Getaways You Need in 2020

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The Purist.com

May 2020

Socially Distanced Sanctuary

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Travel + Leisure Online

May 2020

The Best Places to Travel in June

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Conde Nast Traveler

May 2020

The Best New Hotels in the World: 2020 Hot List

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Hamptons Magazine

May 2020

“…an incredible spot to reset your body and mind…”

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Bal Harbour Magazine

Spring 2020

“…a three-acre slice of ultra-tranquil escapism”

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Travel + Leisure Online

March 2020

10 Life-changing Wellness Trips to Take in 2020

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Conde Nast Traveller UK Online

March 2020

“It’s somewhere that focuses on the basics of self-care, prioritizing long walks in the fresh air and eating extremely well.”

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Forbes Online

March 2020

When Traveling Resumes: 10 Secluded, Beautiful, Within Driving Distance Retreats

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LUXURY Magazine

March 2020

“Everything here has a purpose and nothing is wasted…It’s all in an effort to impart not just a healthy lifestyle, but a meaningful one.”

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Marie Claire

March 2020

“…a reset without the crunchiness of a commune or the stuffiness of a secluded ranch…”

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DestinAsian + DestinAsian Online

February/March 2020

Pamper Yourself at These Relaxing Spas in New York

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YOLO Journal

Winter/Spring 2020

“…a super sexy wellness retreat in the States…”

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Men's Journal Online

February 2020

“The Chicest Place to Get Well”

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Bloomberg Pursuits Online

February 2020

14 Ways to Spend Some Extra Alone Time with Your Significant Other

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Beauty & Well-being

February 2020

Shou Sugi Ban House: A Sanctuary for Your Soul

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Pure Wow Online

February 2020

Seven Couples Retreats that Make for the Perfect Weekend Getaway

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Harper's Bazaar Online

January 2020

“The Best Worldwide Wellness Retreats to Relax & Reset in 2020”

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W Magazine Online

January 2020

“The Best Spa Destinations to Visit in 2020”

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Tatler UK Travel Guide 2020

January 2020

“The 101 Best Hotels in the World”

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Evening Standard Online

January 2020

“The embodiment of all things wellness…where the vibe is intimate and super-luxe.”

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L’Officiel Online

January 2020

“Ten Hotels Millennial Travelers will Love in 2020”

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ELLE Magazine

January 2020

“…some of the most sought after reservations in the Hamptons”

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Jetsetter

January 2020

“Best for Wellness” in Jetsetter’s 2020 “Best of the Best Awards”

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Modern Luxury Manhattan

January 2020

“This Hamptons getaway focuses on education, massages, hydrotherapy, skincare and more as part of its holistic living approach to health.”

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Surface Online

January 2020

“The Best Places to Escape New York City This Winter”

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JustBobbi.com

December 2019

“Inside the Ultimate Zen Retreat”

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Vogue Online

December 2019

“Eight Spas to Seek Out in the New Year”

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Boston Globe Online

December 2019

“The first wellness retreat of its kind on Long Island”

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Town & Country Magazine Online

November 2019

“The 10 Luxury Wellness Escapes You’ll Want to Book for 2020”

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Remodelista Online

November 2019

“Shou Sugi Ban House is an understated but luxe ‘holistic healing retreat’…”

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Robb Report Online

November 2019

“Shou Sugi Ban House is a Japanese-inspired temple to wellness”

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Architectural Digest Online

November 2019

“Immersed in wabi-sabi design aesthetics with a Scandinavian sensibility…the new Shou Sugi Ban House spa and retreat in the Hamptons seems like a world away.”

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Departures Magazine Online

October 2019

The 2019 Legend Awards: The Best Wellness Experiences

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Monocle Magazine Online

October 2019

“Guests check-in for multi-day stays designed to help them disconnect and relax”

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The Telegraph Online

September 2019

“Shou Sugi Ban House is trying to be the ultimate luxury retreat for the 21st century. And it may well have succeeded.”

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Surface Magazine Online

September 2019

The Best New Wellness Retreats

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Telegraph Online

September 2019

“There’s nothing else like it in the US at present.”

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NetJets Magazine

September 2019

“…a very modern attraction in the heart of the Hamptons that might well prove to be the most alluring destination of all.”

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Vogue Online

September 2019

Seven Fall Mini-Moon Destinations for Every Type of Newlywed Couple

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ELLE Germany

September 2019

“Two hours away from MANHATTAN a place has opened, which speaks of BEAUTY, LOVE and HEALTH.”

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Indagare

Summer 2019

“The Best New Hotels and Restaurants in the Hamptons: …the game-changing Shou Sugi Ban House will bring Japanese zen to Water Mill.”

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Porter Magazine

Summer 2019

“…not everyone can “switch-off” on command, in which case a week spent at Shou Sugi Ban House, with a structured daily itinerary of guided walks, spa treatments, meditations and neuroacoustic sound experiences, can be therapeutic and somewhere to channel your focus.”

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goop / goop Hampton’s Guide

Summer 2019

“WHY WE LOVE IT: …Shou Sugi Ban House straddles the line of hotel/retreat/spa. It’s the kind of place—on three acres of lush Hamptons woodland—that you come to…to skip the socializing and reset, go on long beach walks, relax to sound baths, eat plant-based food, and try every wellness treatment imaginable.”

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The Australian Online 

August 2019

“A chic new retreat less than two hours from New York City promises comprehensive wellness programs and great food.”

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Forbes Online

August 2019

The Hotel Spas to Travel for This Fall

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ELLE Décor Italia Online

August 2019

“…one of the hottest spots for New Yorkers looking to unplug, unwind, and center themselves in a simple, well-designed atmosphere with natural materials.”

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Food & Wine Online

August 2019

“Shou Sugi Ban House…is designed to provide guests with an integrative wellness experience from fitness to meditation and nutrition.”

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Mr. Porter Online

August 2019

Amazing Weekend Getaways to End the Summer

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Goop Online

August 2019

How to Have a Lazy, Low-Key Weekend in the Hamptons

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Travel + Leisure Online

August 2019

How to Spend the Perfect Long Weekend in the Hamptons

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goop

August 2019

“…run or walk (probably faster than driving) to the Shou Sugi Ban House for a week or a weekend. If ever there were a true momentary respite from the world, behind the gates on Route 27 is the improbable place.”

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American Spa

July/August 2019

“Thanks to the recent debut of Shou Sugi Ban House, those flocking to the Hamptons this season can embrace an all-encompassing wellness experience that encourages reconnection and transformation.”

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Departures

July/August 2019

“What do you get when you mix the rustic charm of cottage living with the wabi-sabi of a ryokan? The Hamptons’ newest wellness retreat is the area’s most full-service destination yet…”

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Vogue Online

July 2019

“…meals are communal (…with a menu by Noma co-founder Mads Refslund) and the activities (yoga, meditation, hydrotherapy spa treatments) are all designed to send you back to Manhattan, Brooklyn, and beyond feeling like your best self.”

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The Independent Online

July 2019

“It’s the ideal location for those looking to escape for a few hours or a few days…a place of serenity for the entire community. Once the gates close behind you, and you enter with an open heart and open mind, it’s both a mental and physical escape from the world not so far away.”

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AFAR Online

July 2019

“A stay in one of the 13 airy studios is an immersion in a wellness program that emphasizes seclusion, connection, and healing through nature.”

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Galerie Online

July 2019

“Shou Sugi Ban House, in Water Mill, offers a roster of wellness programming in a Zen-like space set on three nature-filled acres.”

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Vogue Online

July 2019

“Six Hamptons Beauty Destinations That Should Be on Your Summer Checklist”

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Forum Magazine

June/July 2019

“Shou Sugi Ban House is a new destination spa and retreat that embodies global wellness and healing arts practices.”

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Modern Luxury Beach

June 2019

“Serene sanctuary Shou Sugi Ban House sprouts up in Water Mill, offering a welcome retreat for Hamptonites.”

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Travel + Leisure

June 2019

“…at Shou Sugi Ban House, the staff underscore your body’s innate ability to heal. Food, exercise, and intense pampering factor into this healing process, but only to the extent that they heighten your self-awareness and clue you into your body’s needs.”

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Forbes Online

June 2019

“The 15 Best Hotel Openings of Spring 2019”

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Southampton Press/27East.com

June 2019

“Shou Sugi Ban House in Water Mill is an Otherworldly Project”

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The Purist

June 2019

“The intention for the center…was to create a place for integrative health and holistic living, an interlude from the summer scene, where people can heal and like-minded practitioners can come together.”

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EggCanvas

June 2019

“The five days we spent at Shou Sugi Ban House were truly transformative, allowing us to gain mental clarity and physical healing. We learned about the art of meditation and breathing, slowing down and really focusing on the now. I took my first ever yoga classes here, and am now hooked.”

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Dezeen

June 2019

“Japanese-influenced Shou Sugi Ban House provides a wellness retreat in the Hamptons…”

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Conde Nast Traveler

June 2019

“Shou Sugi [Ban House] excels in providing an easy place for urban dwellers to escape to after hitting pause on the stresses of life, where they can slow down and take care of themselves for the weekend. Which is priceless.”

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The Independent

June 2019

“Once you’ve greeted the Buddha at the front door, you’ll find plenty of design details to suck you into a state of Zen…”

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Dujour

Spring 2019

“From sound healing to Reiki to yoga and hiking on the beach, Shou Sugi Ban House is prepared to bring the ‘simplicity of self’ back to the Hamptons.”

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The Telegraph Online

May 2019

“The designers have looked to Japan for inspiration. Imbuing this assortment of Hamptons-style barns and beach cottages with a sense of calm.”

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Vanity Fair Online

May 2019

“At Shou Sugi Ban House, a 13-room wellness retreat opening this month in Water Mill, New York, renewal is more than a buzzword.”

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Modern Luxury

May 2019

“Wellness seekers need no longer jet to medical spas in Europe or ashrams in India to get their fix. Ninety miles outside of Manhattan, a sanctuary has emerged that feels worlds away.”

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Newsday

April 2019

“Amy Cherry Abitbol says she finds people are increasingly stressed by today’s fast-paced world, so she’s taken the concept of a ‘respite’ in the Hamptons to a new level.”

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Vogue

April 2019

“Landscape design artist Lily Kwong’s largest permanent project to date is a three-acre garden at the Japanese-style Shou Sugi Ban House in Water Mill, Long Island.”

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Luxury Travel Advisor

April 2019

“Shou Sugi Ban House will focus on international wellness and healing arts, offering personalized wellness journeys led by resident and visiting experts.”

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Robb Report

April 2019

“This New Japanese-Inspired Resort Lets You Escape The Hamptons Hustle”

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Hospitality Design

April 2019

“…the first destination spa retreat of its kind in the popular coastal destination.”

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American Spa

April 2019

“Shou Sugi Ban House embodies Japanese culture and Wabi Sabi principles, with respect for the natural world and its healing properties.”

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Hospitality Net

April 2019

“A new destination spa and retreat that embodies global wellness and healing arts practices.”

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NY Times Online

March 2019

“A new wellness center in Water Mill, NY marries Japanese and Scandinavian aesthetics.”

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T Magazine

March 2019

“Guests can call the picturesque property home for three, four or seven day stays, spending evenings with sound baths and mornings with communal tea ceremonies.”

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